Beauty as a value in our western culture began its death throes from the unspeakable horror of the industrialized slaughter of countless millions of World War I. It stands to reason its disappearing accelerated into oblivion with the slaughters which followed….World War II, and the estimated 20,000,000 in the USSR murdered by Joseph Stalin and the 60,000,000 killed by Mao Tse Dung to rearrange China into police states.
Music is an aural experience to human kind, inspiring the soul via the ear. What one visualizes as a work of art is, of course, sensitive to the human eye. Can beauty exist without soul?
What ‘music’ have you heard profoundly beautiful to the ear has been composed within the past ninety years?
Likewise, what have you seen recently or since the First World War settings created which are profoundly beautiful in any of the visual arts created by anyone?
To socialists who are now politically conquering our America with things government, “beauty” must disappear, for if something is deemed beautiful, other things are deemed not as beautiful, therefore causing bad feelings and despair among some folks.
Beethoven became dead to the ear and therefore the brain in our American culture years ago. With his and similar inspiring music, what is left to hear?
Noise and vulgarity! Both now fill our American ears and have so for more than a half century.
Landscape gardening is the most favored among all of the arts including the musical. Among nearly all classical religions, especially JudeoChristianity, paradise is perfection existing in a beautiful garden. No other art form reaches such height and honor. It’s understandable, for so much of the Earth when in its order is so beautiful to view.
The landscape garden shown in the photo below is a setting in the back yard of a 45 by 90 foot property in crowded Dinky town, Minneapolis featuring the owner’s garage. How does your landscape grow? Are you inspired every moment you enter and walk through your gardened grounds? What causes beauty?
It arises from the imagination nested in the human mind. The best in the art of landscape gardening it is created by TRICKS OF THE TRADE as seen by the eye pursuing some kind of order.
However in today’s practice, nearly all human made grounds visible to urban and town folks are quite ugly. Make a list of the most important words you think are needed to whet your mind to generate creating a beautiful landscape garden.
I think it fair to claim that we, at Masterpiece, created this piece of gardened grounds many years ago. It is also fair to claim that the homeowner of these grounds studied so carefully over its many years of our assistance, she became so inspired by it, she learned the tricks of the trade to make it her own Masterpiece.
Landscape gardening is a visual art form. Let us assume there is a beauty to the landscape garden shown below. What tricks of the trade have enticed you to want to enter these grounds? Learning the vocabulary is the first trick. Call us at Masterpiece when you need assistance.